Deep inside America’s most basketball-crazed state, in the heart of southern Indiana’s oldest Amish/Mennonite settlement, stands Barr-Reeve High School, home of the Vikings. With a student population of 56 seniors and 204 students grades 9-12, Barr-Reeve stands as one of Indiana’s smallest remaining public schools. But every winter, small-town turns big-time.
Drawing its players from Daviess County’s Amish/Mennonite settlement, the Vikings' brand of blue collar basketball has elevated the program into a household name around the state; taking them to the championship four times, though never capturing a win.
After losing last season’s championship game by four points in overtime, the Vikings embark on a new season with sights set on winning that elusive first title. With the odds stacked against them, at a time when Indiana's smallest schools are rapidly disappearing due to lack of funding or the machinery of consolidation, do the Vikings have what it takes to win it all and finally be crowned: Kings of Indiana?